Iraq 'De-Baathification' U.S. officials in Iraq begin the process of identifying former high-level members of the Baath Party, who are to be excluded from government jobs. But U.S. civilian administrator Paul Bremer says that de-Baathification is a "difficult problem" and that the help of ex-Baath Party members may be needed to restore the country's civil administration. Hear NPR's Guy Raz.
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Removal of Ex-Baath Party Members Sought

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Removal of Ex-Baath Party Members Sought

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Removal of Ex-Baath Party Members Sought

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U.S. officials in Iraq begin the process of identifying former high-level members of the Baath Party, who are to be excluded from government jobs. But U.S. civilian administrator Paul Bremer says that de-Baathification is a "difficult problem" and that the help of ex-Baath Party members may be needed to restore the country's civil administration. Hear NPR's Guy Raz.

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